Paranormal/Romance, Psychological/Thriller, Murder/Mystery, Supernatural/Occult, a story for the young at heart.
I was eight when I lost my father to a hit-and-run driver. Ten years have passed and the police are still scratching their heads with no hope of finding the mysterious driver.
Since that day, Sara, my mother, an alcoholic suffering from bipolar disorder, and I, have been living out of a suitcase, bouncing from one dive town to the next barely scraping by.
On the eve of my eighteenth birthday, Sara unexpectedly decides it’s time to pack our bags and vamoose to the next dead end town. This time our place of designation is the Deep South of Louisiana.
After arriving at the small town of Tangi, I’ve pretty much resigned to living in a cheap hotel and working at some sleazy hamburger joint while waiting for Sara to get itchy feet again, ready for her next adventure or should I say, her next dive town. Then things start looking up.
On the first day of school, the alluring Aidan Bane swaggers into my English class. Every girl in school is drooling over the tall blue-eyed boy, except me. I don’t care for arrogant rich boys. I know it’s pointless. Boys like him never notice girls like me. I’m the poor girl on the wrong side of the bayou that slips under everyone’s radar.
To my surprise, Aidan Bane takes a shine to me and now my life suddenly takes a thrilling and terrifying turn for the worst.
Thrust into a magical world that I don’t understand or accept, I am ill equipped to confront its unprecedented peril that seems to follow me wherever I go.
With the stakes high and faced with unparalleled danger, I must make a life-altering decision that might cost me my life.
Terrified and confused, there is no one I can trust, but despite the risk, I follow my heart and turn to the one person who can save me… Aidan Bane. Or have I made a grave mistake?
Can Aidan be trusted or is he truly conspiring with the Illuminati to take Stephanie’s life?
Darkly romantic and extraordinarily suspenseful, Dream Angel captures the struggle between defying our hearts and quenching our desires.
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HERE ARE MY THOUGHTS AND REVIEW
I love reading a variety of genres, this being one of them. I felt that I had an instant connection with the main character in this book, Stephanie/Stevie Rae. All Stevie wanted was to be a normal girl, she wanted to plant roots in one town and know she could make life time friends, not live out of a suitcase and have to be ready to move any day of the week when she arrived home from school. No connections with the past and an uncertain future that seemed to put them in more of a dive than the time before. Life was pretty grim.
When Stevie and her mum arrive at Tangi, a small town in South Louisiana, Stevie feels like she has bit rock bottom. Another run down hovel to live in and food is yet again a luxury for her not an every day occurrence to be taken for granted. Her unstable mother soon disappears leaving her to fend for herself. This strange town will become a sort of coming of age place for her, a place they have been drawn to, where not everyone and everything are as they seem, even her.
There are some pretty strong characters in this book, Mrs. Noel, a neighbour that can speak to the dead and a very handsome wealthy young man, that arrived at the school when she did, who is more than persistent to get to know the new poor girl in town. There are very dark elements at work too but who can she trust. Being a very temperamental teenager that knows how to paddy like a bad tempered two year old, isn’t always a good combination with powers she doesn’t even know about. Throw in a little volatile romance too and you get a little fire cracker of a read.
I really enjoyed the writing style of this author that didn’t flower up the characters I didn’t need to know a lot about, very much like life you get to know people on different depths. It has a slow tension build to begin with but soon picks up to keep any reader page turning. Love the curve balls that she kept throwing in too. Keep your eyes peeled for book two.
This novel is the first book in a series of three books and it does end on a cliff hanger.
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